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2006

Preliminary Design of an Anthropomorphic Dexterous Hand for a 2- Years -Old Humanoid: towards Cognition. G. Stellin, G. Cappiello, S. Roccella, M.C. Carrozza, P. Dario, G. Metta, G. Sandini, F. Becchi. In IEEE BioRob 2006, Pisa - February 20-22, 2006

 

YARP: yet another robot platform. G. Metta, P. Fitzpatrick, L. Natale. International Journal on Advanced Robotics Systems. Special Issue on Software Development and Integration in Robotics. March 2006
Understanding mirror neurons: a bio-robotic approach. G. Metta, G. Sandini, L. Natale, L. Craighero, L. Fadiga.  Interaction Studies. Volume 7 Issue 2. 2006

Learning association fields from natural images. F. Orabona, G. Metta, G. Sandini. In 5th IEEE Computer Society Workshop on Perceptual Organization in Computer Vision (in CVPR 2006). New York, USA. June25, 2006

2005

Visual Attention Priming Based on Crossmodal Expectations. C. Beltran-Gonzalez, G. Sandini. IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS2005), Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, August 2-6 2005

Tapping into Touch. E. Torres-Jara, L. Natale, P. Fitzpatrick.  First International Workshop on Epigenetic Robotics, Nara, Japan. July 22-24, 2005
The RobotCub project an open framework for research in embodied cognition. G. Metta, G. Sandini, D. Vernon, D. Caldwell, N. Tsagarakis, R. Beira, J. Santos-Victor, A. Ijspeert, L. Righetti, G. Cappiello, G. Stellin, F. Becchi. Invited paper to the International Conference of Humanoids Robotics. Workshop on Dynamic Intelligence. 2005
From sensorimotor development to object perception. L. Natale, F. Orabona, F. Berton, G. Metta, G. Sandini. In the International Conference of Humanoids Robotics. 2005
Anthropomorphic Visual Sensors. F. Berton, G. Sandini, G. Metta. In the Encyclopedia of Sensors. Ed. C.A. Grimes, E.C. Dickey, M. V. Pishko, American Scientific Publishers. Volume X, pp. 1-16.

A developmental approach to grasping. L. Natale, G. Metta, G. Sandini. In Developmental Robotics AAAI Spring Symposium, 2005. Stanford, CA, March 21-23 2005

Epigenetic robotcis: modelling cognitive development in robotic systems. L. Berthouze and G. Metta. Cognitive Systems Research. Volume 6 Issue 3. September 2005.
Object-based Visual Attention: a Model for a Behaving Robot. F. Orabona, G. Metta, G. Sandini. 3rd International Workshop on Attention and Performance in Computational Vision, San Diego, CA, USA. June 25, 2005 ("Best paper" award)

The RobotCub Approach to the Development of Cognition: Implications of Emergent Systems for a Common Research Agenda in Epigenetic Robotics.  G. Metta, D. Vernon, G. Sandini. Epigenetic Robotics Workshop, Nara, Japan. July 2005

Exploring the world through grasping: a developmental approach. L. Natale, F. Orabona, G. Metta, G. Sandini. In 6th CIRA Symposium, Espoo, Finland. June 27-30, 2005

2004

Object-based Model of the Visual Attention for Imitation. F. Orabona. At the Eighteenth Annual Conference on Neural Information Processing Systems (NIPS 2005), Whistler, B.C, Canada, December 17, 2005

RobotCub: An Open Framework for Research in Embodied Cognition. G. Sandini, G. Metta, D. Vernon. International Conference on Humanoid Robots (Humanoids 2004), Los Angeles, California, USA, November 10-12,2004

The fouth International Workshop on Epigenetic Robotics. L. Bethouze, G. Metta. The 4th Workshop on Epigenetic Robotics. Genoa, Italy. August 25-27,2004
RobotCub: An Open Research Initiative in Embodied Cognition. G. Sandini, G. Metta, D. Vernon. The Third International Conference on Development and Learning (ICDL '04), La Jolla, California, USA - October  20-22, 2004
Learning to track colored objects with log-polar vision. G. Metta, A. Gasteratos, G. Sandini. In Mechatronics Vol. 14 (2004) pp. 989-1006
A process- based architecture for an Artificial Conscious Being. R. Manzotti. In Seibt, J. (ed.), "Process Theories. Crossdisciplinary Studies in Dynamic categories". Kluwer Academics Publisher, 2004. pp. 285-312
Learning haptic representation of objects. L.Natale, G.Metta, G.Sandini. In International Conference on Intelligent Manipulation and Grasping. Genoa - Italy July 1-2, 2004

 

2003

Developmental Robotics: A Survey. M. Lungarella, G. Metta, R. Pfeifer, G. Sandini. In Connection Science. Vol. 15 Issue 4 (2003) pp. 151-190

A system to navigate a robot into a ship structure. M. Vincze, M. M. Ayromlou, C. Beltran, A. Gasteratos, S. Hoffgaard, O. Madsen, W. Ponweiser, M. Zillich. In Machine Vision and Applications. Springer - Verlag 2003 
Early Integration of Vision and Manipulation. G. Metta and P. Fitzpatrick. In Adaptive Behavior special issue on Epigenetic Robotics. Vol. 11 Issue 2 (2003) pp. 109 - 128
Learning About Objects Through Action: Initial Steps Towards Artificial Cognition. P. Fitzpatrick, G. Metta, L. Natale, S. Rao, G. Sandini. In 2003 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA). Taipei, Taiwan. May 12-17, 2003.
  An ontogenetic architecture for a conscious robot. R. Manzotti. In Theories, edited by Seibt, G., Kluwer Academics, 2003
  Rappresentazione ed esistenza. R. Manzotti, V. Tagliasco. In Sistemi Intelligenti (2003)
  Intentional Robotc. R. Manzotti. V EBICC San Paulo, August 19-24,  2003
  An ontogenetic approach to consciousness. R. Manzotti, B. Glatzeder. ISI 2003. Copenhagen, July 24-30, 2003
  La teoria della mente allargata. R. Manzotti, V. Tagliasco. Riabilitazione Cognitiva, Vol. 4 Issue 1 - pp. 17 - 36 June 2003
  What does "isomorphism between conscious representations and the structure of the world" means? R. Manzotti, G. Sandini. A commentary of Pier Perruchet and Annie Vinter, The SOC as an alternative model of the mind. Behavioral Brain Science 2003
The whole world in your hand: Active and Interactive Segmentation. A. Arsenio, P. Fitzpatrick, C. Kemp, G. Metta. In 3rd International Workshop on Epigenetic Robotics. August, 2003. Boston, USA
Beyond Gazing, Pointing, and Reaching: A Survey of Developmental Robotics. M. Lungarella, G. Metta. In 3rd International Workshop on Epigenetic Robotics. August, 2003. Boston, USA
Grounding Vision Through Experimental Manipulation. P. Fitzpatrick, G. Metta. In Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences. Vol. 361 Issue 1811, pp. 2615 - 2185
Artificial Development Approach to Presence. G. Metta, G. Sandini, L. Natale, R. Manzotti. In proceedings of Presence 2003, Aalborg, Denmark . October 6 - 8, 2003 (abstract only).

2002

Learning to act on objects. L. Natale, S. Rao, G. Sandini. In 2nd workshop on Biologically Motivated Computer Vision (BMCV). Tubingen, Germany. November 22-24, 2002.

OMNIVIEWS: Direct Omnidirectional Imaging Based on a Retina-like Sensor. G. Sandini, J. Santos-Victor, T. Pajdla, F. Berton - The First IEEE International Conference on Sensors (IEEE Sensors - 2002) . Orlando, Florida. June 11-14, 2002.
Retina- like sensors: motivations, technology and applications. G. Sandini, G. Metta - In Sensors and Sensing in Biology and Engineering. T.W. Secomb, F. Barth, and P. Humphrey, Editors. Springer-Verlag. 2002.
  Foveated active tracking with redundant 2D motion parameters. A. Bernardino, J. Santos-Victor, G. Sandini. In Robotics and Autonomous Systems 39 (3-4) pp. 205-221, 2002
Embodiment and complex systems. A commentary on Barbara Webb: Can robots make good models of biological behavior?. G. Metta, G. Sandini. Behavioral and Brain Sciences 24 (6) pp. 1068-1069, 2001.
  Does Functionalism really deal with the phenomenal side of experience?. A commentary on Kevin O' Regan, Alva Noe: A Sensorimotor account of vision and visual. R. Manzotti,   G.Sandini Behavioral Brain Sciences 24 (5) pp. 993 - 994, 2001.

Why Physicalism and Constructivism Will Never be Able to Understand the Mind. R. Manzotti,  Psycoloquy, 13 (6), 2002.

Development of auditory-evoked reflexes: Visuo-acoustic cues integration in a binocular head. L. Natale, G. Metta, G. Sandini, Robotics and Autonomous Systems, Vol. 39 (2) pp. 87-106, 2002.

PRONTO: a system for mobile robot navigation via CAD-model guidance. A. Gasteratos, C. Beltran, G. Metta, G. Sandini, Microprocessors and Microsystems - No. 26 pp. 17-26, 2002.
Factors Affecting the Accurancy of an Active Vision Head. A. Gasteratos, G. Sandini - 2nd Hellenic Conference on Artificial Intellingence (SETN -02) Thessaloniki, Greece (Vol. 2308 - pp.  413-422)

Learning Visual Stabilization Reflexes in Robots with Moving Eyes. F. Panerai, G. Metta, G. Sandini - In Neurocomputing, Vol. 48(1-4) pp. 323-337, 2002.

Better Vision through Manipulation. G. Metta, P. Fitzpatrick. In Second International Workshop on Epigenetic Robotics: Modeling Cognitive Development in Robotic Systems. Edinburgh, Scotland. August 10-11, 2002.
(Vol. 11 - pp 109 - 128).

Towards Manipulation- Driven Vision. P. Fitzpatrick, G. Metta. In 2002 IEEE/RJS International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS). Lausanne, Switzerland, Sept. 30 - Oct. 4, 2002.
Better Vision through Experimental Manipulation. G. Metta, P. Fitzpatrick. In EPSRC/BBSRC International Workshop. Biologically Inspired Robotics: The Legacy of W. Grey Walter. Bristol, UK. Aug. 14-16, 2002.
Development of the "mirror system": a computational model. G. Metta, L. Natale, S. Rao, G. Sandini. In Conference on Brain Development and Cognition in Human Infants. Emergence of Social Communication: Hands, Eyes, Ears, Mouths. Acquafredda di Maratea - Napoli. June 7-12, 2002.

2001

Learning Visual Stabilization Reflexes in Robots with Moving Eyes, F. Panerai, G. Metta, G. Sandini, In Optic Flow & Beyond. Boston, USA - May 23, 2001.
ROBVISION - Vision Based Navigation for Mobile Robots. W. Ponweiser, M. Ayromlou , M. Vincze,  C. Beltran,  O. Madsen, A. Gasteratos. - International Conference on Multisensor Fusion and Integration for Intelligent Systems (MFI'01) Baden - Baden, Germany, 20-22 August 2001, pp. 109-114.
  ROBVISION - Vision Based Navigation for Mobile Robots., M. Ayromlou , C. Beltran,  A. Gasteratos, O. Madsen,  W. Ponweiser, M. Vincze. 25th Workshop of the Austrian Association for Pattern Recognition (OeAGM), Berchtesgadern, Bavaria, Germany, 7-8 June 2001, pp. 25-32 
CAD based vision for guiding a mobile robot, C. Beltran, M. Ayromlou, W. Ponweiser, O. Madsen, M. Vincze, A. Gasteratos - In Advanced Concepts for Intelligent vision Systems - ACIVS 2001 pp. 13-17, Baden-Baden, Germany, July 30 - August 3, 2001.
Disparity estimation in log polar images and vergence control, R. Manzotti, A. Gasteratos, G. Metta, G. Sandini. Computer Vision and Image Understanding. Vol 83. pp. 97-117, 2001.
Intentional robots. The design of a goal seeking, environment, driven, agent, R. Manzotti. Unpublished PhD thesis, DIST- University of Genova, Genova.
Development in Artificial Systems, G. Metta, G. Sandini, L. Natale, R. Manzotti, F. Panerai. In EDEC 2001 Symposium at the International Conference on Cognitive Science. Beijing China, August 27-31, 2001.
Modeling neural sensori-motor development in a humanoid robot, G. Metta, F. Panerai, G. Sandini. In X Conference on Developmental Psychology, 22nd August 2001, Uppsala (Sweden).
A System to Navigate a Robot into a Ship Structure, M. Vincze, M. Ayromlou, C. Beltran, A. Gasteratos, O. Hoffgaard, O. Madsen, W. Ponweiser, M. Zillich. in ICVS'01 Int. Workshop on Vision Systems. 2001. Springer - Verlag Berlin - Heidelberg Vol. 2095  pp. 268 - 283. Vancouver, July 7 -8, 2001
  A System to Navigate a Robot into a Ship Structure, M. Vincze, M. Ayromlou, C. Beltran, A. Gasteratos, O. Hoffgaard, O. Madsen, W. Ponweiser, M. Zillich. 4th International Conference on Climbing and Walking Robots (CLAWAR '2001) pp. 953 - 960. Karlsruhe, Germany, September 24-26, 2001.

Development and Robotics. G. Metta, G. Sandini, L. Natale, F. Panerai. In IEEE-RAS International Conference on Humanoid Robots. pp. 33-42: Tokyo, Japan, November 22-24, 2001.
  Model and Vision Based Pose Estimation for Mobile Robots. O. Madsen, M. Ayromloy, C. Beltran, A. Gasteratos, W. Ponweiser and M. Vincze. IASTED International Conference on Robotics and Applications, Tampa, Florida, USA, 19-22 November 2001
On building a conscious being.  R. Manzotti, V. Tagliasco - Proceedings of In search of a science of consciousness, Skovde (Sweden), 2001.
Coscienza e RealtÓ. Una teoria della coscienza per costruttori e studiosi di menti e cervelli.  R. Manzotti, V.Tagliasco  Bologna: Il Mulino, 2001.
From Humans to Humanoids - G. Sandini, G. Metta, L. Natale, F. Panerai, S. Rao e R. Manzotti. In Italy-Japan 2001 Workshop Humanoids A Techno-Ontological Approach - Tokyo, Japan. 2001.
Sensory motor technologies: from biology to artificial systems - G. Sandini, G. Metta,  F. Panerai, L. Natale, R. Manzotti. In Conference on Electroactive polymers and biosystems: new direction in electroactive polymer materials for biomimetic and interactive processes - "Il Ciocco" - Castelvecchio Pascoli pp. 139-141.
Visuo-acoustic Cues Integration in an Artificial Developing Agent - L. Natale, G. Metta, G. Sandini  In Workshop on Developmental Embodied Cognition (DECO 2001), 31st July 2001, Edinburgh, UK.

An Attentional System for a Humanoid Robot Exploiting Space Variant Vision, G. Metta, in IEEE-RAS International Conference on Humanoid Robots pp.359-366. Tokyo, Japan. Nov. 22-24, 2001

Sensorimotor interaction in a developing robot, G. Sandini, G. Metta, L. Natale, F. Panerai, in Proceedings of the First International Workshop on Epigenetic Robotics pp. 53-60, Sep. 17-18, 2001 - Lund, Sweden.
Development and artificial systems: modeling sensori-motor behaviors in a humanoid robot. G. Metta, L. Natale, R. Manzotti, F. Panerai, G. Sandini. In Fifth International Conference on Cognitive and Neural Systems, CNS Boston (USA), May 29 - June 2, 2001.

2000

Development: is it the right way towards humanoid robotics? G. Metta, R. Manzotti, F. Panerai, G. Sandini, IAS - 6, 25 - 27th July 2000, Venice, Italy.
Babybot: A biologically inspired developing robotic agent. G. Metta, F. Panerai, G. Sandini. In Proceedings of SPIE, Boston (USA) November 2000.
  An advanced walking vehicle with autonomous navigation capabilities. S. Galt, D. S. Cooke, G. Sandini, A. Gasteratos, C. Beltran. 3rd International Conference on Climbling and Walking Robotos, CLAWAR 2000, 2-4 October 2000, Madrid, Spain.
Babybot: A biologically inspired developing robotic agent. G. Metta, F. Panerai, G. Sandini. In AAAI Fall Symposium Symposium. Cape Cod (USA) Oct. 2000.
Adaptive image stabilization: a need for vision-based active robotic agents, F. Panerai, G. Metta, G. Sandini, SAB 2000 Paris, France. Sep. 11-16, 2000.
Babybot: an artificial developing robotic agent, G. Metta, F. Panerai, R. Manzotti, G. Sandini, SAB 2000 Paris, France. Sep. 11-16, 2000.
An Incremental growing neural network and its application to robot control, G. Metta, Carlevarino, R. Martinotti, G. Sandini, Intl. Joint Conference on Neural Networks, Como, Italy. Jul 24-27, 2000.
Adding reinforcement learning features to the neural gas method, M. Winter, G. Metta, G. Sandini, Intl. Joint Conference on Neural Networks, Como, Italy, Italy. Jul 24-27, 2000.
Neural gas for function approximation: a heuristic for minimizing the local estimation error, M. Winter, G. Metta, G. Sandini, Intl. Joint Conference on Neural Networks, Como, Italy. Jul 24-27, 2000.
Intentionalizing nature, R. Manzotti, G. Metta, G. Sandini, Tucson 2000, Tucson, Arizona. 7-15th April 2000.
Direction Control for an Active Docking Behaviour based on the Rotational Component of Log-Polar Optic Flow, N. Barnes, G. Sandini, ECCV 2000, Sixth European Conference on Computer Vision, 26th June - 1st July 2000, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland.
Precise 3D Measurements with a High Resolution Stereo Head, A. Gasteratos, R. Martinotti, G. Metta, G. Sandini, In First International Workshop on Image and Signal Processing and Analysis, IWISPA 2000, pp.171-176. Pula, Croatia. June 14-15, 2000
Learning VOR-like stabilization reflexes in robots, F. Panerai, G. Metta, G.Sandini, 8th European Symposium on Artificial Neural Networks, (ESANN 2000), Bruges, Belgium, April 26-28 2000.

Non-linear image processing in hardware, A. Gasteratos and I. Andreadis, Pattern Recognition, Special Issue on Mathematical Morphology, Vol. 33, No 6, pp. 1013-1021, 2000.

RobVision - Visually guiding a walking robot through a ship structure, M. Vincze, M. Ayromlou, S. Galt, A. Gasteratos, C. Gramkow, N. Hewer, S. Hoffgaard, O. Madsen, R. Martinotti, O. Neckelmann,G. Sandini, R. Waterman, M. Zillich 1st International Conference on Computer Applications and Information Technology in the Maritime Industries (COMPIT 2000). Potsdam/Berlin, Germany. Mar 30, Apr 4, 2000.
Visuo-inertial Stabilization in Space-variant Binocular Systems, F.Panerai, G.Metta, G.Sandini, Robotics and Autonomous Systems, Special Issue on Biomimetic Robotics, Vol. 30 No 1-2, pp. 195-214, 2000.
Active docking based on the rotational component of log-polar optic flow. N.M. Barnes and G. Sandini. In ACCV2000 - Proc. Asian Conference on Computer Vision, pp. 955-960. Taiwan, Jan. 2000.
Direction Control for an Active docking Behaviour based on the rotational component of log-polar optic flow. N.M. Barnes and G. Sandini. In ECCV2000 - Proc. European Conference on Computer Vision, Vol. 2 pp. 167-181. Dublin, Ireland, June. 2000.
A Retina-like CMOS sensor and its applications.G. Sandini, P. Questa, D. Scheffer, A. Mannucci. Proc. IEEE Sensor Array and Multichannel Signal Processing Workshop (SAM 2000), Cambridge USA, 2000.

1999

Image Transmission with a Retina-like CMOS Camera. G. Sandini, P. Questa, A. Mannucci, F. Ciciani, D. Scheffer, B. Dierickx. IEEE Workshop on Charged-Coupled Devices and Advanced Image Sensor; Nagano (Japan) pp. 41-43, 1999.
  A developmental approach to visually-guided reaching in artificial systems, G.Metta, G.Sandini and J.Konczak. Neural Networks, Vol 12 No 10 pp 1413-1427, 1999.
Soft Mathematical Morphology: Extensions, Algorithms and Implementations, A.Gasteratos and I.Andreadis. Advances in Imaging and Electron Physics, P.W. Hawkes (Editor), Vol 110, Ch. 3, pp. 63-99, Academic Press, San Diego, California, 1999. Abstract (HTML)
  The Role of Emotions in Sensori-Motor Learning, R.Manzotti, G.Metta, G.Sandini. In 3rd International Symposia on Intelligent Automation and Soft Computing, Genova (Italy), June 1-4 1999.
An artificial vestibular system for reflex-control of robot eye movements, F.Panerai, G.Metta, G.Sandini. In 3rd international conference on Cognitive and Neural Systems. May 26-29 1999 CNS Boston University - USA.
Learning head-eye-hand coordination: a developmental approach. F.Panerai, G.Metta, G.Sandini, R.Manzotti. In 3rd international conference on Cognitive and Neural Systems. May 26-29 1999 CNS Boston University - USA.
Aspects of multimodal integration in artificial systems and neuroscience. G.Metta, R.Manzotti, G.Sandini, X.M.Sauvan, F.Panerai. Second Research Conference on 3D sensory and motor space: cortical neuronal mechanisms and Psychophysics of orientation and motion in 3D space. Castelvecchio Pascoli (Italy), April 1999.
Vision and motor control: a bioengineering perspective. F.Panerai, G.Metta, G.Sandini. Workshop on Robust Vision and Industrial Application in Steyr.  Austria, May 1999.
Multimodal integration and visuomotor interaction in a primate-like robot. X.M.Sauvan, F.Panerai, G.Sandini. Paper presented at the Workshop "Navigation in Biological and Artificial Systems" in Tuebingen. Germany, 1999.
Orientation constancy in neurons of monkey visual cortex. X.M.Sauvan , EPeterhans. Visual Cognition, 6(1), 43-54. (1999).
Are sense-specific reference frames so mutually exclusive? X.M.Sauvan, (1999). Behavioral and Brian Sciences, 22, 337-338

1998

  Oculo-Motor Stabilization Reflexes: Integration of Inertial and Visual Information,  F.Panerai, G. Sandini, Neural Networks, Vol 11, No 7/8 Pag. 1191-1204, Special Issue on ''Neural Control and Robotics: Biology and Technology.
  A developmental approach to sensori-motor coordination in artificial systems. G.Metta, G.Sandini and J.Konczak. In Proc. of IEEE Conference on System, Man and Cybernetics, San Diego (USA), 11-14 Oct 1998.
Qualia and reality, R.Manzotti, in Tucson III, Tucson, may, 1998.
Emotion and learning in a developing robot, in Emotions, Qualia and Consciousness, R.Manzotti, G.Metta, G.Sandini, Napoli (Italy), October 1998.
Early integration of retinal and extra-retinal information: Recent results and hypotheses.  X.M.Sauvan, (1998). Reviews in the Neurosciences, 9,291-299.
Linear vection as a tool to study the visual control of self-motion. X.M.Sauvan, (1998). Vision in Vehicles, Volume 6, edited by A.G. Gale et al. Elsevier, Amsterdam, 297-304.

1997

Dynamic Vergence using Log-polar Images. C. Capurro, F. Panerai and G. Sandini, International Journal of Computer Vision, Vol 24. No. 1, pp: 79-94, 1997.
Strategies of visuo-motor coordination. G. Metta, G. Sandini. In Mini-Symposium on Signal Processing in Infrared Imaging Sustems, Grasmere (England), October 1997.
Visual and Inertial Integration for Gaze Stabilization. F. Panerai, G. Sandini. Proc. SIRS'97, Stockholm, 1997.
  Human Sensori-motor Development and Artificial Systems. G. Sandini, G. Metta, J. Konczak. Proc. AIR&IHAS'97, Japan, 1997.
Artificial Systems and Neuroscience. G. Sandini. Proc. of the Otto and Martha Fischbeck Seminare on Active Vision, Berlin, 1997.
Embedded Visual Behaviors for Navigation J. Santos-Victor and G. Sandini Robotics and Autonomous Systems, Vol 19 No.3-4, pp:299-313, 1997.
Visual Behaviors for Docking J. Santos-Victor and G. Sandini Computer Vision and Image Processing, Vol. 67 No. 3, pp 223-238, 1997.

New Developments in Low-bit Rate Videotelephony for People Who are Deaf. W.W. Woelders and H.W. Frowein and J. Nielsen and P. Questa and G. Sandini. Journal of Speech, Language and Hearing Research, Dec. 1997.

1996

Robust visual servoing in 3D reaching tasks. E. Grosso, G. Metta, A. Oddera, and G. Sandini. IEEE Trans. Robotics and Automation, 12(8):732-742, October 1996.

Visuo-Motor Coordination for Advanced Robotics, C. Capurro and F. Panerai and E. Grosso and G. Sandini, 6th ISIR International Symposium on Industrial Robotic, Milan - Italy, 1996

The agrobot project. G. Sandini, F. Buemi, M. Massa, and G. Costi. Adv. Space Research, 18(1/2):185-196, 1996.

Uncalibrated obstacle detection using normal flow. J. Santos-Victor and G. Sandini. Machine Vision and Applications, 9:130-137, 1996.

Active vergence and tracking using log-polar images. C. Capurro, F. Panerai, and G. Sandini. In Proc. Int. School of Biocybernetics, Ischia, Ottobre 1996.

Dynamic vergence. C. Capurro, F. Panerai, and G. Sandini. In Proc. Int. Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, Osaka - Japan, November 1996. JRS-IEEE.

Fusion based vergence and tracking. C. Capurro, F. Panerai, and G. Sandini. In Proc. 4th International Symposium on Intelligent Robotic Systems, July 1996.

Vergence and tracking fusing log-polar images. C. Capurro, F. Panerai, and G. Sandini. In Proc. International Conference on Pattern Recognition, Vienna, August 1996.

A field-based approach to visuo-motor coordination. F. Gandolfo, G. Sandini, and E. Bizzi. In Proc. Workshop on sensorimotor coordination: amphibians, models, and comparative studies, Sedona, Arizona USA, 1996.

Time to contact computation with a space-variant retina-like c-mos sensor. P. Questa and G. Sandini. In Proc. Int. Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, Osaka - Japan, November 1996. JRS-IEEE.

Image-based personal communication using an innovative space-variant cmos sensor. G. Sandini and et.al. In Proc. Roman '96, Tsukuba, Japan, November 1996.

Sensing Group Report, G. Sandini and Y. Yamada and D.M. Wilkes and M. Bishay, Robotics and Autonomous Systems, 1996.

1995

Manipulation Guided by Dynamic Fixation. C. Capurro and E. Grosso and F. Panerai and G. Sandini. Rosenon Workshop on Computational Vision, Stockholm - Sweden, 1995
Active/dynamic stereo vision, E. Grosso, M. Tistarelli, IEEE Tr. on PAMI 17, 11 (November 1995).
Computation of optical flow and its derivatives from local differential constraints, M. Tistarelli, In "Proc. of Intl. Symposium on Computer Vision" (Miami (FL), November 21-23, 1995), IEEE Computer Society, pp. 19-24.
A space-variant approach to oculomotor control, R. Manzotti, E. Grosso, R. Tiso, G. Sandini, In "IEEE Int. Symposium on Computer Vision" (Coral Gables, Florida, November 1995).
Quality control of agro-food products using colour and shape parameters, F. Buii, G. Calvini, M. Massa, G. Sandini. In "Proc.of 4th IARP Workshop on Robotics in Agriculture and the Food Industry, Toulouse, (France)" (October 1995), pp. 23-35.
Agrobot: A robotic system for greenhouse operations, F. Buemi, M. Massa, G. Sandini. In "Proc.of 4th IARP Workshop on Robotics in Agriculture and the Food Industry, Toulouse, (France)" (October 1995), pp. 172-184.
Docking behavior via active perception, J. Santos Victor, G. Sandini In "Proc. SIRS-95" (Pisa - Italy, 1995).
Visual based obstacle detection: a purposive approach using the normal flow, J. Santos Victor, G. Sandini. In "Proc. of the Int. Conference on Intelligent Autonomous Systems" (Karlsruhe, Germany, 1995).
Coordinated motion control of a head-eye system, G. Cannata, G. Casalino, E. Grosso. In "IEEE Int. Conference on Advanced Robotics" (Barcellona, Spain, September 1995).
Computation of coherent optical flow by using multiple constraints, M. Tistarelli In "Proc. of 5th Intl. Conference on Computer Vision" (Boston (MA), June 20-23, 1995), E. Grimson, Ed., IEEE Computer Society, pp. 263--268.
Space variant sensing for personal communication and remote monitoring, F. Ferrari, J. Nielsen, P. Questa and G. Sandini, Proc. of the EU-HCM Smart Workshop, 27-28 April 1995, Lisbon, Portugal.
Space variant imaging, F. Ferrari, J. Nielsen, P. Questa and G. Sandini, Sensor Review Vol. 15, issue N. 2, pages 17-20, 1995.
Space variant vision for an active camera mount, F. Panerai, C. Capurro and G. Sandini, Proc. SPIE AeroSense95, Orlando, Florida USA, April 1995.
Camera self orientation and docking maneuver using normal flow, P. Questa, E. Grossmann and G. Sandini, Proc. SPIE AeroSense95, Orlando, Florida USA, April 1995.
Divergent Stereo for Robot Navigation: A Step Forward to a Robotic Bee, J. Santos-Victor and G. Sandini and F. Curotto and S. Garibaldi, International Journal of Computer Vision 14", 2 (1995).
Control of a steerable camera with variable zoom. G.Metta and D.C.Hogg .In Proceedings of the EU-HCM SMART Workshop, Lisbon (Portugal), 27-28 April 1995.

1994

Mobile Robot Control Tasks Using Qualitative Image Measures and a Behavior-Based Approach, M. Salganicoff and L. Bogoni and J. Kosecka and J. Mendelsohn and R. Bajcsy and G. Sandini, Proc. AAAI Spring Symposium Series,1994.
Application of Optical Flow for Automated Overtaking Control, M. Tistarelli, F. Guarnotta, D. Rizzieri, F. Tarocchi. Proc. of IEEE Intl. Workshop on Applications of Computer Vision, Sarasota (FL), November 5-7, 1994.
The Agrobot Project for Greenhouse Automation, The Agrobot Consortium, Acta Horticulturae, number 361, pp. 85-92, 1994.
Learning Mobile Robot Navigation : A Behavior-Based Approach J.Nielsen, G.Sandini, IEEE Int. Conf. on Systems, Men and Cybernetics, San Antonio, Texas, October 1994.
Trajectory planning and real-time control of an autonomous mobile robot equipped with vision and ultrasonic sensors, C.Innocenti, G.Mondino, P.Regis, G.Sandini. Proc. IROS'94, Munich, September 12-16, 1994.
Cellular Robotics: Behaviour in Polluted Environments, L.Buscemi, M.Prati, G.Sandini. 2nd International Symposium on Distributed Autonomous Robotic Systems, Saitama, Japan, July 14-16, 1994.
Recognition by Using an Active/Space-Variant Sensor, M.Tistarelli, Proc. of IEEE Intl. Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition, pp. 833-837, Seattle (WA), June 21-23 1994.
Analysis of Human Organs Movement in Bioimages, M. Tistarelli, G. Marcenaro, F. Beltrame, Innovation et Technologie en Biologie et Medicine, Vol. 15, N. 3, pp. 322-336, 1994.
Multiple Constraints for Optical Flow, M. Tistarelli, Proc. of "3rd European Conference on Computer Vision", Stockholm, Sweden, May 2-6 1994.
On Perceptual Advantages of Eye-Head Active Control, E. Grosso and D. Ballard, Proc. of "3rd European Conference on Computer Vision", Stockholm, Sweden, May 2-6 1994.
Active Eye-Head Control, G. Cannata and E. Grosso, Proc. IEEE Int. Conf. on Robotics and Automation, May 1994, San Diego, U.S.A.
Why Purposive Vision, G. Sandini and E. Grosso, CVGIP - Image Understanding, volume 60, number 1, 1994.
Reaching a moving target using optical flow, M. Salganicoff, G.Metta, A. Oddera and G.Sandini, Spring Workshop 1994, New York, N.C, April 1994.
The Vision System for the Agrobot Project F. Buemi, M. Magrassi, A. Mannucci, M. Massa, G. Sandini Proc. of ASA E 5th International Conference on Computers in Agriculture, Orlando (Florida), February 1994.

1993

Robots and Biological Systems: Towards a New Bionics, P. Dario, G. Sandini and P. Aebischer, volume Series F: Computer and Systems Sciences Vol. 102, Springer-Verlag, 1993.
Vision during action, G. Sandini and F. Gandolfo and E. Grosso and M. Tistarelli, Active Perception, Ed. Y. Aloimonos, pub. L. Erlbaum Ass. Inc., 1993.
A direct approach to vision guided manipulation, M. Salganicoff, G.Metta, A. Oddera and G.Sandini, International Conference an Advanced Robotics}, Tokyo, Japan, November 1-2, 1993.
Optical Flow Computation on Heart Images: Comparison Between Normal and Pathological Data, G. Marcenaro, M. Tistarelli, F. Beltrame, M. Fato, R. Gatto, A. Rollandi, Proc. of IEEE 15th Intl. annual Conference of the Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, San Diego (CA), Oct. 1993.
A vison-based learning method for pushing manipulation, M. Salganicoff, G.Metta, A. Oddera and G.Sandini, AAAI Fall Symposium Series: Machine Learning in Vision: What Why and How? , Raleigh, N.C.,October 22-24, 1993.
Active/Space-Variant Recognition, M. Tistarelli, E. Grosso, and G. Sandini, Proc. of 5th UNB Artificial Intelligence Conference, Fredericton, Canada, pp. 61-72, August 1993.
A Binocular Active Vision System Using Space Variant Sensors: Exploiting Autonomous Behaviors for Space Applications, C. Capurro, F. Panerai, E. Grosso, G. Sandini, Proc. 3rd Int. Conf. on Digital Signal Processing, Nicosia, July 1993.
Robotic bees, J. Santos-Victor, G. Sandini, F. Curotto, and S. Garibaldi. Proc. IROS-93, Yokohama, Japan, July 1993.
Gradient Driven Self-Organizing Systems, G. Sandini, G. Lucarini, M. Varoli, Int. Conf. Intelligent Robots and Systems '93 (Atlanta, U.S.A, July 1993).
The role of vision in two-arms manipulation, G. Sandini, F. Gandolfo, G. Metta and A. Oddera. IEEE Computer Society Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition, New York, N.Y., June 15-18, 1993.
Sistema integrato visione-ultrasuoni per robot di mungitura, G. Sandini, P. Dario, B. Allotta, F. Buemi, M. Cattaneo, F. Fanizza and M. Massa, Proc. Conferenza su: Il ruolo dell'Ingegneria per l'Agricoltura del 2000 (italian language), Maratea, June 7-11, 1993.
Active/Dinamic Stereo: a General Framework, E. Grosso and M. Tistarelli, Proc. of Int. Conf. on Computer Vision and Pattern, New York, NY,June 1993.
Divergent stereo for robot navigation: Learning from bees, J. Santos-Victor, G. Sandini, F. Curotto, and S. Garibaldi. Proc. CVPR-93, New York, U.S.A., June 1993.
Human Organs Movement Analysis by Optical Flow in Biomedical Images, F. Beltrame, G. Marcenaro, M. Tistarelli, Proc. of 2nd ESEM European Conference on Engineering and Medicine, Stuttgart (Germany), April 25-28 1993.
On the advantages of polar and log-polar mapping for direct estimation of time-to-impact from optical flow, M.Tistarelli and G.Sandini. IEEE Trans. Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence, 15 No. 4:401--410, April 1993.
Cellular Robotics: Simulation and HW Implementation, G. Lucarini M. Varoli, R. Cerutti and G. Sandini, IEEE Conf. Robotics & Automation (Tsuchura, Japan, May 1993).
Head-Centered Orientation Strategies in Animate Vision, E. Grosso and D.H. Ballard, 3rd International Conference on Computer Vision, Berlin, May 11-14, 1993.
A Reinforcement Supervise Navigation Neural Net, G. Lucarini, P.Moras so, M. Varoli, Italian Workshop on Neural Networks (Vietri sul Mare, Italy , April 1993).
A Direct Approach to Vision Guided Manipulation, M. Salganicoff, G. Metta, A. Oddera, G. Sandini. Proc. 3rd Int. Conf. of Advanced Robotics, Tokyo, April 1993.
Reaching a moving target using optical flow, M. Salganicoff, G.Metta, A. Oddera and G.Sandini, AAAI Spring Simposium, Stanford , CA, March 1993.
Multiple-Context Mobile Robot Control Tasks Using DEDS, Qualitative Image Measures and Adaption, L. Bogoni, M. Salganicoff, G. Sandini and R. Bajcsy, AAAI Spring Simposium, Stanford , CA, March 1993.
A Study of Knee Joint Biomechanics by using Time Sequences of MRI Tomograms, G. Marcenaro, M. Tistarelli, R. Buda, M. Marcacci, F. Beltrame, Biomedical Engineering, Application, Basis, Communication. Vol. 5, No. 1, Feb. 1993.

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